Tuesday, August 10, 2010

26 Weeks Ago...

Today marks my 6 month bandiversary. 26 weeks ago, I wondered if I was doing the right thing by having WLS. Today, I can emphatically say being banded was one of the best decisions of my life. I may not be a fast loser but I am a consistant loser averaging about 1 pound a week since surgery. If I can keep that up, by New Years I will have reached my goal.

Which means new clothes. Lots and lots of new clothes. Stylish clothes that don't make me look like an old lady. Last night I tried on a bunch of clothes that have been hanging in my closet way too long. I found a lovely sparkly top that I wore to the Millennium celebration on December 31st, 1999. It fits again although it is a tad loose. I might just wear it once more for old time sake in Chicago. I also discovered a few old gems which will get me through to the fall. Many others were hanging off me. It made me realize just how much weight I had put on over the last 10 years (over 55 pounds!). I am still trying to get into pants with a waistband—my next goal. I have been wearing elastic waist pants for years, baggy bum and all. Maybe I should rejoice that leggings are coming back into vogue. But I oh so want a great fitting pair of jeans. A pair that I can tuck a shirt in and not have a huge muffin top. And maybe, just maybe I'll try wearing shoes with heels instead of runners and Birkenstocks!

So how did me and Buddy (my band) celebrate? Well we shared a lovely bran muffin this morning which took over an hour to eat. Buddy has been on his best behaviour the last couple of weeks and has only shown his stubbornness a few times. But he has the best intentions and lets me know when I shouldn't take that one more bite. We have developed a love/hate relationship but I would never leave him, although at times I can get terribly pissed at him. When I don't pay enough attention to him or I treat him badly, he sulks and lets me know he is still around. When I treat him nicely, he showers me with gifts, like lost pounds and looser fitting clothes. Sounds like a marriage made in heaven—til death do us part.

I feel like the struggles of the past are over and my new life has begun. To the next 6 months.

16 comments:

-Grace- said...

Happy bandiversary, Sandy! You are truly a rock-star. Consistency always trumps speed as far as I'm concerned :)

Darlin1 said...

Congratulations to you and Buddy--
Happy ever after!!

tessierose said...

You and Buddy make a great team!

Andrew said...

I did not know you where banded so close to me....we are twins...nearly....

Happy half birthday Sandy..

Alison said...

Happy bandiversary! You're doing great!

Lonicera said...

Well done Sandy!

.... and JEANS...DENIM...faded, bleached, slashed, shrunk, tighter than a duck's ass, lie down on the floor to fasten BLUE JEANS... yes yes yes!!! For our generation the single most powerful reason for losing weight - clothes wise.

Bring 'em on!

Caroline

Jacquie said...

Happy bandiversary! You are doing fantastic. Bring those runners to Chicago...I'll have mine too! lol I too want a nice pair of jeans with heals. We'll show those young whipper-snappers!

Cindylew said...

Congrats tootsie roll...here's to the next 180 days.

Bonnie said...

Happy bandiversary! Glad to hear Buddy is behaving.

Bianca J said...

Happy six month bandiversary!

Gen said...

Happy SIX Sandy! A pound a week is really excellent. I would be happy to have that right now! Sounds like your band is treating you well.

And oh man do I hear you about the jeans! I have some (stretchy) Gap size 12s...but I still don't feel good enough to wear them without a long sweater or something. Tucking in a shirt? YES please!

DB said...

Happy Bandiversary Sandy! You & Buddy are an awesome team :)

Michelle said...

Happy Bandiversary!

Jocelyn's Journey said...

that's awesome Sandy!

Sparkler said...

I just wanted to let you know that I've nominated you for the versatile blogger award. You can pick it up over at my blog...thanks for all your support and congrats on your six months, I've just had mine on July 30 as well! xx

Nella said...

Happy Bandiversary! A rock star and an inspiration!

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